What diets have been proven to work?
Diets that focus on making healthy choices and eating unprocessed food have the highest success rates. The following four diets have been thoroughly studied and are proven to work.
Low-Carb, Real Food Based Diet
This diet is perfect for people who need to lose weight, optimize health and lower the risk of disease. This diet is high in vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, fruits, nuts and fats, but low in starches, sugars and processed foods.
The mediterranean diet is an excellent diet that has been well studied. It is particularly effective for heart disease prevention. It emphasizes on eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
The paleo diet is now the most popular diet in the world. It is effective for weight loss and general health improvement. This diet involves eating unprocessed foods that resemble the foods eaten by our paleolithic ancestors.
The Gluten-Free Diet
The gluten-free diet is essential for people who are intolerant to gluten, a protein that is found in wheat and several other grains. The best approach to a gluten-free diet, is to eat whole foods that are naturally gluten-free.
Overall healthy eating means consuming lots of vegetables and fruits. It also requires, for the most part, sticking to lean protein options such as fish and poultry. Finally, healthy eating also includes consuming a limited amount of whole grains, dairy and healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts.
Foods you should limit if trying to loose weight:
- Any processed foods
- Foods high in sugar
- Foods that only provide empty calories such as: chips, cookies and cake.